According to The Pulse Of Radio, BRING ME THE HORIZON singer Oli Sykes toppled COLDPLAY’s dinner table during his band’s performance at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday night (February 17). In footage filmed by fans, Sykes can be seen descending from a balcony area directly toward COLDPLAY’s table then jumping onto it and eventually knocking it over.
The members of COLDPLAY don’t even see Sykes coming at first, but then the singer uses COLDPLAY frontman Chris Martin as a support to boost himself onto the table. He then stomps onto its centerpiece and rocks back and forth until the table falls over, sending a lavish assortment of booze crashing to the floor as well.
Some fans saw the incident as Sykes attacking COLDPLAY after he said late last year that the cover of the new COLDPLAY album, “A Head Full Of Dreams”, was too close for comfort to that of BRING ME THE HORIZON’s 2013 effort, “Sempiternal”.
But Sykes denied that, explaining later: “I had no sound in my ears so I thought ‘Well, there might be sound out there.’ There weren’t sound out there, so when I came back there was a table, which I got on. There wasn’t any sound on there, but it was a bit more energetic up there. It was in no way a protest against COLDPLAY.”
Chris Martin told NME that he never heard of BRING ME THE HORIZON before, but said the incident “was great — very rock ‘n’ roll.”
BRING ME THE HORIZON took home the NME Innovation Award at the ceremony and performed the track “Happy Song” from the band’s latest album, “That’s The Spirit”.
— Coldplaying (@coldplaying) February 17, 2016